Mark Stevens

Mark Stevens

Mark Stevens

Registered Psychologist

Bachelor of Science with Honours in Psychology (Newcastle University)
Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs (TAFE NSW)
Provisional Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
Student Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS)

Mark is a provisional psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Mark completed his Bachelor of Science with Honours in Psychology in 1998 following which he entered into research and business psychology, eventually running his own business. In 2018, Mark decided to return to the practice of counseling psychology and completed his Diploma in Alcohol and Other Drugs.

Mark has over 5 years of experience in drug and alcohol counseling and rehabilitation, group therapy, and individual case management. Mark particularly enjoys working with adolescents and couples though has experience working across all age ranges. He has a passion for supporting people and is skilled in working with a range of presentations including alcohol and other drug disorders, depression, anxiety, trauma, and relationships.

Mark works from a person-centered approach and values working with individual strengths and needs. His therapeutic approach draws primarily on a Solution Focused approach though also includes cognitive behavioral therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy. Mark’s clients most appreciate his warm, open, non-judgmental, and authentic nature.

 

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Read about the most common psychological problems, up-to-date, evidence-based tips, tools and resources for improving your mental health & wellbeing.

You’re Never Too Old To Make Time for Play

You’re Never Too Old To Make Time for Play

One of my favourite quotes by George Bernard Shaw has a key message: “We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing”,Play is for everyone, regardless of age. Play increases our energy, play increases our vitality.Many of us are...

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The Benefits of Online Therapy

The Benefits of Online Therapy

What is lockdown stress? During times of elevated stress, it is important to take care of yourself in whatever way your can. Lockdown is one of those times. Some reasons for greater stress are obvious, but one you may not be aware of is what happens to your body and...

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The Best Thing You Can Do to Feel Better

The Best Thing You Can Do to Feel Better

Exercise is one of the best ways to improve your health and not just physically but mentally too. In fact, exercise is so good for the brain that it is fondly referred to as "Brain-ercise". Some of the benefits of exercise include decreasing stress, anxiety, and...

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Happy Mum’s Guide to Parenting

Happy Mum’s Guide to Parenting

Raising children can be stressful. Parenting is hard because it's is not a one-size-fits-all job. You have to be continually learning, growing, and adapting as your kids grow and change. It can be difficult to juggle the responsibility of parenting with everything...

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What to Expect At Your First Psychology Visit

What to Expect At Your First Psychology Visit

Going to see a Psychologist for the first time can feel really scary and nerve-wracking when you don’t know what to expect. Some of the things that my first-time clients say include things like: “I’m afraid I will be judged”, “I’m afraid you’ll think I’m broken or...

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